Colorful Northwest Native Earrings Handcrafted by Copper Reflections
Inukshuk is the Inuit word meaning in the image of man. Groups of stacked stones usually in human form have been used by the people of the North for thousands of years. In recent years it has become a symbol of peace and friendship.
These colorful Inukshuk earrings are handmade from copper so they are lightweight and a please to wear. After a particularly successful hunt, a new Inukshuk was sometimes erected to mark a food cache of excess dried meat to be hoarded for future lean times for the Inuit people.
Colorful Inukshuk Earrings are handmade in brilliant colors on copper. In contemporary times, the Inukshuk was thought of as a direction marker on the vast, featureless tundra of the Arctic. However, it was used traditionally by the Inuit to help in hunting Caribou.
Colorful wolf and wolf totem design by Lynn Bean is handcrafted, silver plated and diamond cut on copper earrings. In West Coast Native culture the wolf is regarded as a family-oriented symbol as they mate for life, travel together and share all responsibilities equally.
Designed by Lynn Bean these colorful Northwest Native Polar Bear earrings have a bear paw dangle. Native legends reveal a deep respect for the polar bear, which is portrayed as both spiritually powerful and closely akin to humans.
These colorful West Coast Native hummingbird earrings are designed by Lynn Bean. A literal messenger of joy this beautiful tiny bird represents friendship, playfulness, and is a symbol of good luck in Northwest Coastal Native art.
Northwest Native Bear and Totem earrings designed by Lynn Bean. The bear is known as the protector of the animal kingdom. In Haida culture the bear was honored and was treated like a high ranking guest when killed. Eagle down was sprinkled before it was brought in to the tribe to display respect.
Colorful Northwest Native Sun Totem Earrings are handcrafted with silver plating and individually bright cut to make these unique earrings sparkle. The Sun is the provider of healing energy and life, put into the sky by Raven, the rays are means of our travel between earth and sky.
West Coast Native Salmon Earrings are handcrafted with a cut through design to highlight these unique earrings.
Colorful West Coast Native Salmon earrings are handcrafted individually from copper in brilliant colors and accented with diamond cut border. Salmon is considered the staple food of many coastal communities, brought to the rivers and seas by the Raven. Not only was the salmon a favorite food of the Raven, it also became a favorite of the Haida.
Colorful Northwest Native Raven earrings are handcrafted from copper. The raven rescued the sun and placed it in the sky so the world would have light, he put the trees on the land and fish in the water. This magical creature opened the clam shell to release man.
Colorful Northwest Jewelry Native Love Birds Earrings are handcrafted in these lovely heart shaped copper earrings.
Northwest Native Love Birds Earrings are a great addition to our Colorful Jewelry Collection. Haida and Tlingit Native Americans have two main clans, the Eagles and the Ravens. Members of the same clan cannot marry, so marriages typically signify the joining of an eagle to a raven. Eagle and Raven, when linked together, are consequently known as the Lovebirds.
Northwest Native Killer Whale earrings are handcrafted, silver plated and bright cut on copper. The Killer Whale is the communicator and highly regarded guardian of the sea. The Native word for whale means those who travel together.
Bold and vibrant colors in this West Coast Native inspired hummingbird jewelry design make these handmade earrings a best seller. The hummingbird represents friendship, playfulness, and is a symbol of good luck in Northwest Coastal Native art. It is a positive sign to see a hummingbird prior to a major event such as marriage or traveling.
Gorgeous and colorful Northwest Native hummingbird earrings with a red jasper inspired background. The hummingbird is the joyful messenger, when a hummingbird hovers nearby, you will receive a message of healing.